Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button?

Jax loved this craft.  I can’t stress that enough.  He was like a living, breathing thesaurus, using every synonym for “pretty” he could think of or had ever heard in his life, with lots of emphasis.  “Mom, I LOVE this craft!  This is so bea-YOU-ti-ful!  These buttons are LOVELY!  Do YOU love this craft, Mom?  I think it is coming along NICE-ly!”

Button Valentines @ Rub Some Dirt On It

He was so meticulous and thoughtful, giving the proper consideration to every button as to their proper placement and color coordination.  Unlike somebody else I know, who woke up from her nap in time to join the fun.

Button Valentines @ Rub Some Dirt on It

At first she tried to do as her brother did, using the handful of buttons Jax begrudgingly doled out to her like a little miser.  God forbid she got a cup of her own!  She tried to pick them up and place them accordingly like he was doing, until she got a little tactile defensive–

and decided getting glue on her fingers was for the birds.  Then she just dumped the lot of them on her heart and called it a day.  Hey, it was effective!  I helped fill in the blanks.

So even though they both had different methods, they both produced beautiful button Valentines that I am thrilled to have adorning my mantle.

Button Valentines @ Rub Some Dirt On It

I’ll consider them my Valentine’s present to myself from the kids.  And since my sister said she wanted one and now I refuse to part with either of them, we made her a button lovebug instead.

Button Valentines @ Rub Some Dirt On It

Here’s the tutorial: card stock + buttons = bug.  Let your imagination do the rest.

I heart Valentine’s Day, my kids, and now I heart buttons.  This craft made my heart happy.

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